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building society. That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye


from me, and Good evening and welcome to BBC Look


North. The headlines tonight: Two hospitals told to make urgent


improvements. Inspectors say staff shortages are


affecting care. Still burning after 24 hours ` why


it's not safe to put this fire out yet. I don't want to put a lot of


water on that might contaminate. Crowds turn out to see a victorious


Scunthorpe United parade through the town.


The acorns from Australia that will become hundreds of oak trees in


Hull. Don't forget your detailed weather forecasts that follows in


the next 15 minutes. East Yorkshire's two main hospitals


have been ordered to make urgent improvements after inspectors found


that staff shortages were affecting patient care. The team from the


health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has also demanded action


over allegations of bullying. Management at Hull Royal Infirmary


and Castle Hill say they're already addressing some of the issues raised


in the report. Vicky Johnson's been looking at the report. What's new


about this investigation? This latest CQC inspection is one of


the new`style, more thorough investigations. A team of 45


specialists spent time in all the main departments at both Castle Hill


hospital and the Hull Royal. While some services like critical care and


maternity have been rated as "good", inspectors have identified 20 areas


where the Trust must now improve. These include a review of incident


reporting to ensure staff receive feedback, the cancellation of


outpatient clinics must be kept to a minimum and the hospital must ensure


there are sufficient qualified staff.


Hull's accident and emergency is always busy, but during their


three`day visit in February, inspectors found a department


struggling to cope. Staff shortages were highlighted as a problem. Union


leaders say they're not surprised. We know there is a shortage of


qualified staff. A hospital consultant agreed


staffing is an issue. We don't seem to have enough nursing staff to look


after patients with lots of problems. That is what I think is


the real problem. Inspectors were told that bullying


was a problem, with some staff feeling pressure to put targets


above patient care. Ian Philp, the Trust's chief medical director,


insists this is now being tackled. We are going to commission an


independent organisation to come and talk to our staff and find out what


the problem is. We will not tolerate bullying in the organisation. Staff


should feel they come to work and are supported to do the best they


can for patients. Inspectors also criticised the


practice of patients being moved between wards, often at night. But


visitors to Hull Royal today were full of praise for the hospital.


Excellent service all the time I have been here. I have been coming


for quite awhile and I can't fault them my care. I had a heart attack


last year. They kept me alive. He has had a kidney transplant, and


they could not have been any better. Today's report comes just over two


weeks after the former chief executive Phil Morley resigned.


Officials have refused to link his departure with the criticisms made.


Instead, managers say they're already working on the improvements


needed. The Trust has already announced ?1


million investment to recruit more nurses. Plus they're working with


other organisations to tackle bullying and to improve incident


reporting. Earlier I spoke to Kath Lavery from


Healthwatch, who represent the interests of patients. I asked her


if she was surprised by the findings of the Care Quality Commission


report? With much of it, no. We've known of


the pressures in A for some time. But the staff shortages problems I


think were a surprise in their depth and breadth across the organisation.


This is a damning report. Are the people of Hull and East Yorkshire


being let down by the trust? The report does say that the staff and


the organisation is very caring, they have got good screens across


that indicators. They're saying the services are effective. A hospital


needs three things ` a building, equipment and staff, and you haven't


got the staff. They are not mine. Well, they haven't got the staff.


But the staff that are there are delivering caring services that are


effective, but how long can they continue to do that when they are


obviously short staffed? What are you going to be doing as


HealthWatch? What will you be saying to the trust? Have you got enough


teeth? Yes, I think we do, and already, we have been invited in. We


have been asked to be part of the solution by the new team at the


acute trust, which is very good. Our job is to find out what the public


think. You know what the public think about A and now they hear


junior doctors are being forced to undertake procedures they are not


qualified to do so. That will frighten people. I don't think they


should be frightened. I think they should be ready to give their


opinions when HealthWatch Kingston`upon`Hull, HealthWatch East


Riding of Yorkshire Council go out there to do that in`depth survey and


meeting with people. That's a talking shop. No, it's not. You've


got to find out. Well, this tells you what you need. You need more


people. It does, but that is the CQC's report. What we have to find


out, from my point of view, is what 300,000 people in Hull think and


believe and have experience of in that trust. We got to get all


together, with the East Ridings findings, go into the trust and make


sure that is respected when it comes to a solution. I wish you well with


that. Very good to speak to you. Let us know what you think of this


story. Maybe you or a member of your family has been there. If you're a


patient, is your voice being heard? A ?100 million investment in


Sleaford Town Centre has moved a step closer after Tesco confirmed


its commitment to building a new supermarket and link road in the


town. The district council says it will bring much needed investment to


Sleaford, but not everyone is happy with the plans, as Jake Zuckerman


reports. Sleaford's recreation ground. Land


North Kesteven district council says must be sacrificed for the good of


the town. It's a saga that's dragged on since 2009, when Tesco won


planning permission for a new store on this disused site. In order to


connect the new Tesco with the rest of the town, the company is paying


for a link road that will cross the town's recreation ground ` and will


also allow new flats, offices and shops to be built at the derelict


bass maltings. They need a strip of land here on the recreation ground.


The mature trees behind me would have to be felt, at the town council


that owns the land is refusing to sell it. The district council plans


to force them to sell. We would like to see Sleaford grow and develop and


be the type of market Many in the town oppose the scheme, which would


also see this level crossing closed to traffic. But restaurant owner


Martin Crute says the scheme is long overdue. Town we want. Tesco has


confirmed plans to go ahead. It's a statement of intent that


gives the district council the confidence to move forward with


compulsory purchase. Fire crews say they could be dealing with a fire at


a recycling centre in Scunthorpe for another two days. The fire, which


started yesterday evening, is now under control but there's been more


disruption in the area during the day, as Simon Spark reports. The


fire could be seen over ten miles away. Flames are still visible from


inside the building. There are wider issues and good reasons why the Fire


Service cannot simply put this out. What I don't want to do is put a lot


of water on that might contaminate. It is having an effect on


businesses. It is affecting everybody in the area. What can we


do? Some haven't been able to open at all and can only watch and wait.


The Thomson family told is that despite attempts by members of the


family, the blaze took hold before the Fire Service arrived. One of the


sons was treated for smoke inhalation. They say they are


distraught. This evening, it is still unclear how long the Fire


Service will need to stay on scene. They say it is likely to run into


Thursday, possibly Friday before this fire is fully extinguished. An


investigation has begun after a 77`year`old man died when his car


was hit by the train on a level crossing. The train driver has been


treated for shock. None of the passengers were hurt. The line was


closed until early afternoon. 80 jobs could go at a turkey factory


near Grimsby. Lincs Turkeys in Grainthorpe, which is owned by


Bernard Matthews, is likely to close as a consultation begins with its


workforce. The company says it's because of fewer Christmas orders.


The farming operation in Grainthorpe will remain unchanged.


It is the 10th anniversary of the sat now.


Is it? We will that headline. `` we will


look at the headline. There will be some patchy rain spreading north


eastwards later. Before that, dry intervals but this system will push


its rain late in the day. The next few days look very unsettled with


heavy downpours. You can see, clouds were moving in from the West. A


number of showers were pushing down the Humber area. As a general rule,


most of the showers will die away by dawn. Just the odd one left by the


end of the night. Lowest temperatures at 10 Celsius. That is


50 degrees Fahrenheit. One or two showers are possible at first. There


will be some bright intervals. Clouds gradually increasing and


patchy rain in places. There will be dry and bright interludes. The fresh


south`west wind will ease down tomorrow. Top temperatures, around


13 for the East Riding and northern parts of Lincolnshire, and 14 for


central and southern Lincolnshire into north`west Norfolk. That rain


tomorrow will clear away. A brighter day on Friday but it is quite


unstable. Saturday, we might have a dry start but heavy rain will spread


north eastwards through the course of the day. Quite a cool day on


Sunday with some showery outbreak. Peter, that is the forecast.


Bobby says, Paul has more days off than Father Christmas, but it means


we see more of clearly Donovan. Say nothing. See you tomorrow.


Hundreds of oak trees are to be grown as part of Hull's 2017 City of


Culture celebrations. The acorns to grow them are returning to the city


after being gathered from trees in Western Australia. Those trees were


grown by some of the first settlers there, who had taken acorns from


East Yorkshire to their new home in the 1800s. Jo Makel has the story.


On the other side of the world, in Western Australia, the autumn winds


had shaken down hundreds of acorns. They've been gathered to be shipped


to Hull, and in a way sent back to their historical home, because they


come from these old oak trees near Perth. The settlers who established


this farm nearly 200 years ago were from East Yorkshire. The Hardy


family and other families actually left England from Hull. They brought


with them acorns, from which these magnificent oak trees were


propagated and grown, and we are now able to use them as a vehicle for


re`establishing a cultural connection between the two places.


And a few days ago, the acorns arrived. There we are. It's here at


the university's botanic gardens that they'll be planted and grown.


Two years ago, they successfully propagated a smaller number of


saplings from Australia. Two were planted on Holme on Spalding moor,


where some of the emigrants came from. This time, they're hoping to


succeed with around 400, to be used in a project for the City of Culture


celebrations. This is a real reminder of the past. Hull's got a


remarkable number of links with every country almost in the world.


We should celebrate this, especially as part of 2017. Where the trees


will go hasn't been finalised, but the City of Culture organisers are


working with artists and a number of environmental projects. The oak


trees could form part of what they are calling Growing Gateways to the


City. It fits with the international dimensional to the programme, it


fits with the legacy. It is fantastic. It's absolutely lovely,


but it's kind of unusual. It's a slightly quirky sort of situation.


Hull tends to celebrate its quirkiness, and these acorns not


only bring history full circle but will provide a lasting reminder of


2017. The southbound carriageway of the Humber Bridge is closed due to


an overturned car. Emergency services are at the scene at the


moment and there is queueing traffic. Five people been taken to


hospital as a precaution after the wrong mixture of chemicals was put


into a hotel swimming pool and Lincolnshire. There is concern in


health dangerous fumes. Fire crews were called to the hotel in Louth at


four o'clock this afternoon. The hotel was close but has now


reopened. Steve Bruce says Matthew fired is pushing for a starting


place in the FA Cup final. All city lost last night Manchester United.


They have one match left of the Premier League campaign before


attention turns their biggest match of the season against Arsenal at


Wembley. Everybody wants to play in an FA Cup final. The last thing you


want is to go in injured. Human nature kicks in. We can't wait. We


were disappointed at the weekend. We want to perform well and prove we


can play at this level. We have still got games to do and want to do


as well as we possibly can. It is unfortunate we were on the losing


side. Two swimmers from Lincoln have been named in the England squad for


this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Lizzie Simmonds and Sophie


Allen will both compete in the games which start in July. It will be


Simmonds' second Commonwealth Games after winning a silver in Delhi four


years ago. Thanks for getting in touch after we


told you Hull's City of Culture team says it will give work to Hull`based


firms, despite criticism it's using a London`based recruitment firm to


fill its three top jobs. Hull City Council is paying a national company


?60,000 to find a chairperson, a programme director and a chief


executive. Here are just a few of your comments.


attend a civic reception at Normanby Hall. The trophy was presented to


the team in front of hundreds of fans. From here, they boarded buses


for an open top two of the town. Russ Wilcox told Simon Spark how


important today is for the players and the fans. It is a special day


for everybody. smiling from ear to ear ever since.


Yes. It has been a crazy week. A very enjoyable week. Topped off


nicely fight tonight. What do you have two say to the people of


Scunthorpe? Just thanks for your support. They are the life and soul


of the football club. People move on but the supporters don't. They are


born Scunthorpe fans and they die scum pop fans. `` they die


Scunthorpe fans. We have a few pictures of the team on board the


buses. You can see a full report later. That will be in our late


reports at 10:25pm. Thank you for the pictures that are already in.


Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.


Britain's sending a small number of military experts to Nigeria, as more


countries offer to help find more than 200 missing school girls. East


Yorkshire's two main hospitals are told to make urgent improvements.


Inspectors say staff shortages are affecting care.


Tomorrow's weather: a big response on the story we had


at the top of the programme, the report from the Care Quality


Commission, the damning report looking at two hospitals in the


area. Steve says, the easy answer is get rid of government targets and


get the government to stop forming the government to stop performing


unneeded commissions and committees because that could pay for extra


staff. Malcolm says, I had heart surgery at Castle Hill three years


ago, always super attention from staff and enough staff to cope, I am


still good many thanks to them. Karen says, my mother was admitted


to the whole Royal infirmary last year and the level of care she


received was appalling on three different occasions `` my mother was


admitted to the Hull Royal infirmary. She left with no help.


She lost ?12 in weight over three months. Sarah said, I have been in


Castle Hill and received excellent care, in 2009 I was rushed into


their Hull Royal infirmary, where they said my life. Andrea says I was


sent home with a migraine, saying I was sure it was a glaucoma task. I


could have lost my sides. It is appalling.


Thank you for those. We will continue to follow the story. The


party is continuing at Normanby Hall as Scunthorpe United enjoyed a civic


reception. They seemed unlikely last November when Brian Laws was sacked


and Russ Wilcox was left in charge. We will remind ourselves of the


highlights of an incredible season. See you tomorrow. I don't think I


need to apply. They have seen what they have seen. Over the moon. Russ


Wilcox, get in there. Fantastic feeling. Unbelievable. We knew we


had a good group. They are the life and soul of the


club. They are born Scunthorpe fans and die Scunthorpe fans.


'This is the story of Nick Clegg - a man entrusted by a nation


'to act upon the policies he proposed.


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